Padmanayana dasa, a disciple of Radha Govinda Dasa Goswami from Balasore, Orissa, joined ISKCON in 1994 after completing his B.Sc. (Honors) from Utkal University. He has served in various departments in ISKCON such as Guest House, Book Distribution, International Devotee & Guest Care Dept. before finally settling down as Director of the Mayapur Institute. He has completed Bhakti-sastri and Bhakti-vaibhava courses from Mayapur Institute. He also complimented his training with such courses like Teacher Training Courses, Spiritual Leadership, Vaisnava Etiquette, ISKCON Disciples course and Leadership & Management. Padmanayana dasa is also qualified in Deity Worship from Mayapur Academy. He is an international preacher and preaches in English, Hindi, Oriya and Bengali languages.
Fulfilling Srila Prabhupada’s Wishes
This seminar asks, how can we fulfil Srila Prabhupada’s wishes in respect of adult spiritual education? What can we do better? This is Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON, not just ours and he should be at the very heart of our education programmes. We will look at his instructions (letters, film footage, writings, pastimes) and how we can follow them into the future through systematic study and reading of his books. We will also show through his teachings that collaborative working across ISKCON will strengthen our education programmes for future generations, and how his spirit of honesty, compassion and good governance should be the guiding force behind our spiritual education system for adults, new devotees and the future leaders of ISKCON.